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By L. M. Singhvi

This booklet bargains with modern problems with very important international difficulty on human rights, setting and improvement, and faith, and within the textual content of his 1993 Rede Lecture--which kinds the root for the book--the writer provides his personal analytical reviews on present pondering on those concerns. additionally integrated are declarations from 3 significant meetings: the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and the U.N. international convention on Human Rights in Vienna and the Parliament of World's Religions in Chicago, either in 1993. the writer led delegations to those meetings, and was once heavily linked to their deliberations.

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On the basis of personal experiences and the burdensome history of our planet we have learned • that a better global order cannot be created or enforced by laws, prescriptions, and conventions alone; • that the realization of peace, justice, and the protection of Earth depends on the insight and readiness of men and women to act justly; • that action in favor of rights and freedoms presumes a consciousness of responsibility and duty, and that therefore both the minds and hearts of women and men must be addressed; • that rights without morality cannot long endure, and that there will be no better global order without a global ethic.

35. The World Conference on Human Rights invites States to consider the possibility of signing and ratifying, at the earliest possible time, the International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. j . The equal status and human rights ofwomen 36. The World Conference on Human Rights urges the full and equal enjoyment by women of all human rights and that this be a priority for Governments and for the United Nations. The World Conference on Vienna Declaration Human Rights also underlines the importance of the integration and full participation of women as both agents and beneficiaries of the development process, and reiterates the objectives established on global action for women towards sustainable and equitable development set forth in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and chapter 24 of Agenda 21, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-14 June 1992).

And no people, no state, no race, no religion has the right to hate, to discriminate against, to 'cleanse', to exile, much less to liquidate a 'foreign' minority which is different in behavior or holds different beliefs. b) Of course, wherever there are humans there will be conflicts. Such conflicts, however, should be resolved without violence within a framework of justice. This is true for states as well as for individuals. Persons who hold political power must work within the framework of a just order and commit themselves to the most non-violent, peaceful solutions possible.

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